Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity


To benefit the growing mobility and transportation industry, The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that it will be investing in increasing its global supply capabilities and reliability for new silicone technologies.

According to the press release, in 2022, the company plans to support the development of moldable optical silicone technologies for both automotive and industrial lighting applications at its Jincheon site in South Korea. Additionally, investments are planned for operations in Midland, Songjiang and Zhangjiagang.

“The mobility and transportation industry is undergoing its biggest evolution in more than 100 years, and we’re proud to play a role in driving the industry forward through our materials science expertise,” said Jeroen Bello, global marketing director for mobility and transportation, Dow Consumer Solutions.

“In order to properly support our customers and the industry as a whole, it’s imperative that we have the capacity to do so. Our latest investments, which build on our existing infrastructure serving this market, reaffirm our commitment to delivering market-driven and sustainable innovations.”

According to the company, it has completed several capital investments last year across North America, Asia and Europe, to address growing global market demands for technologies within the mobility and transportation industry.

In 2021, Dow reportedly expanded its fluorosilicone rubber capabilities with the installation of a new gum mixer in Midland, Michigan. A new liquid silicone rubber mixer was also added in Zhangjiagang, China.

The company reports it invested in a pair of new mixers for thermally conductive technologies at Dow’s site in Songjiang, China. A new mixer for thermally conductive technologies is now online in Wiesbaden, Germany, as the high demand for electric vehicles continues in Europe.

Dow reports that its capacity expansions are aligned with its MobilityScience platform, designed to use the full power of its portfolio of silicones, polyolefins, polyurethanes, acrylics and specialty technologies to support the future of mobility.


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